Mid-week round-up


I’ve had quite a few little bits and pieces drop into my inbox over the past couple of days, from competitions to community projects. I thought that I’d round-up the best of them so that you can see what you think. Oh, and that reminds me: if there’s something photographic going on near you that you think other people might appreciate – let me know!

An Englishman in New York, at the National Portrait Gallery

There’s quite an ex-pat community in New York, and some of them have quite a big influence on its cultural scene. The photographer Jason Bell has sought out some of these movers-and-shakers, the likes of Thomas P. Campbell (Director of the Met), Zoe Heller (writer), and Simon Noonan (TV pundit), and photographed them. Go take a peek at the NPG until 17 April next year.

From Where I Stand, at the National Portrait Gallery

From Where I Stand is Mary McCartney’s first book of photographs. To celebrate its publication, the National Portrait Gallery has a free exhibition of 15 original prints from her archive on display in its Bookshop Gallery until 13 February next year. Even more, on 7 December McCartney will be there to sign copies of the book and take questions on her work at 15:00.

Images of Thanks, from Adobe

The idea for this community art project from Adobe is to share images that make you smile and bring about a bit of cheer. If you’d like to share something, or take a look at other people’s contributions, then head over to Lightroom’s FaceBook page.

Landscape Photographer of the Year Award

The winners of this competition have just been announced, and if you want to take a look at the photos in real life, and not just through the wonder that is the intergoogles, you can do so at the free exhibition running at the National Theatre, from 22 November 2010 to 16 January 2011.